STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore has recently celebrated the World Milk Day 2013 on its Ravi Campus Pattoki, featuring a technical session, performances/skits by dairy technology students, milk drinking competitions.

VC Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the milk day function while Solve-Agri Pakistan CEO Haroon M.K. Lodhi, deans of faculties, faculty members and students from the UVAS and International Islamic University Islamabad School Pattoki branch attended in large number.

“Cold drinks are replacing the culture of taking milk and lasi, which needs to be reversed,” said the Vice-Chancellor in his remarks.

He urged the people to make milk part of their daily diet to remain healthy. He said that milk consumption and production is vital for improving the nutrition status of people, especially children. He stressed that milk is highly nutritious and a matchless source of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Prof. Pasha said the UVAS has already developed a milk plant for the training of students and it will soon start functioning with the collaboration of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Prof. Dr. M. Abdullah spoke about the importance of milk, preservation and value addition of milk.

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